The Trump administration wants $1 billion for a new education savings account program for military families living on bases, according to a report from a news and opinion organization run by several high-profile former staffers from President Barack Obama's administration, among others.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sees dual enrollment and other programs that help high school kids earn college credit as a form of school choice, her favorite K-12 policy.
DeVos could get at least a tax break of up to $5 million a year from the overhaul, according to a report by the left-leaning Center for American Progress Action Fund.
Some critics say the U.S. Secretary of Education, a champion of school choice, focuses too much on private schools and gives public schools short shrift.
Thirty-four states and Puerto Rico turned in their plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act in September and October.
The Heritage Foundation almost stopped the Every Student Succeeds Act from becoming law and has been skeptical of some Republicans ideas to expand school choice.
The Trump team is really behind the eight-ball when it comes to filing top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, compared to the previous administration's pace.
The 84-year-old Broad is the founder of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which is a strong supporter of charter schools and for more than a decade, awarded a prize to urban school systems it deemed as outstanding.
The leading Democrats on K-12 issues in Congress are not happy that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to make school choice a top priority when it comes to doling out federal grant money on a competitive basis.
During a trip to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Politics K-12's Andrew Ujifusa caught up with the secretary of education, talked with José Andrés about how he plans to use schools to help feed Puerto Ricans, and saw how two schools are providing aid to those in need.